Sjómenn


One more photo from Arnarstapi, on the Snæfell Peninsula, and this one in honor of our seafaring men and women of the last millennia-plus on National Seafarer's Day, or Sjómannadagur. Iceland Eyes offers great thanks for their courage and sacrifice throughout this country's history. (And not least to my father, Þórir Pálsson Roff {Thor Roff in the States} who served a four year tour of duty in the U.S. Navy on the USS Great Sitkin 1960-64, with some excellent stories to share for it : )

Thinking of sailing to/around Iceland? Every summer we get scores of intrepid sailors visiting our harbours in their fancy yachts and sloops. If so, visit the Icelandic Maritime Administration site for info. And be sure to be here in time for the Sail Húsavík Nordic Coastal Cultural Festival 2011. They've got some very lovely boats set to attend.)

3 comments:

Dale Olafson said...

356 Snaefell
Ólafsvík, Iceland
TEL: 354 435-6700

How far would this be from the Capital city?

Maria Alva Roff said...

Hi Dale. Well, I Googled "Ólafsvík distance Reykjavik" and got this: http://www.nat.is/travelguideeng/olafsvik.htm

So there you go!

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